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    Dick Bruna, Author of Miffy Books, Is Dead at 89

    Dick Bruna, Author of Miffy Books, Is Dead at 89


    Dick Bruna in 2005 at the opening of an exhibition devoted to his Miffy books in The...

    The Dutch writer and illustrator was known for children’s books depicting a sparely drawn round white rabbit who gained a worldwide following.
    ‘Charge the Cockpit or You Die’: Behind an Incendiary Case for Trump

    ‘Charge the Cockpit or You Die’: Behind an Incendiary Case for Trump


    “The Flight 93 Election,” an essay in The Claremont Review of Books, has stirred discussion among Trump supporters, anti-Trumpers and...

    The Claremont Review of Books published “The Flight 93 Election,” an incendiary case for Donald J. Trump. Can it now help pilot the American government?
    A Life of Jonathan Swift, Beyond Satire

    A Life of Jonathan Swift, Beyond Satire


    Jonathan Swift, circa...

    In his new biography “Jonathan Swift: The Reluctant Rebel,” John Stubbs explores the complex life of the man who penned “Gulliver’s Travels.”
    Poetry: A Range of Alter Egos and a Lifetime of Poetic Guises

    Poetry: A Range of Alter Egos and a Lifetime of Poetic Guises


    In “Almost Complete Poems,” his latest attempt to earn the title poet, Stanley Moss reflects on his life, talents and quest for spiritual...

    In “Almost Complete Poems,” his latest attempt to earn the title poet, Stanley Moss reflects on his life, talents and quest for spiritual strength.
    Reader's Notebook: A Different Kind of Dystopian Novel

    Reader's Notebook: A Different Kind of Dystopian Novel


    Charles A. Lindbergh speaking at a 1941 rally of the isolationist “America First” movement at the Manhattan...

    In Philip Roth’s 2004 alternative history, Charles Lindbergh is in the White House, cozying up to the Third Reich.
    Hunched Over a Microscope, He Sketched the Secrets of How the Brain Works

    Hunched Over a Microscope, He Sketched the Secrets of How the Brain Works


    Illustrations by Santiago Ramón y Cajal, the Spanish neuroscientist, from the book “The Beautiful Brain.” From left: A diagram suggesting how the eyes might transmit a unified picture of the world to the brain; a purkinje neuron from the human...

    The illustrations of Santiago Ramón y Cajal, the father of modern neuroscience, are featured in the new book “The Beautiful Brain.”
    The Book Review Podcast: Neil Gaiman’s Myths

    The Book Review Podcast: Neil Gaiman’s Myths


    Gaiman discusses “Norse Mythology”; Sarah Lyall talks about Ali Smith’s “Autumn”; and Nick Bilton on two new books about Silicon...

    Gaiman discusses “Norse Mythology”; Sarah Lyall talks about Ali Smith’s “Autumn”; and Nick Bilton on two new books about Silicon Valley.
    Paperback Row

    Paperback Row


    Six new paperbacks to check out this...

    Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

    Letters to the Editor


    Readers respond to recent reviews of “The New Brooklyn,” “The True Flag” and...

    Readers respond to recent reviews of “The New Brooklyn,” “The True Flag” and more.
    The Shortlist: Fiction in Translation

    The Shortlist: Fiction in Translation


    A singer who breaks race barriers in the theater, a Mexican immigrant living on the edge of survival in an American city and...

    A singer who breaks race barriers in the theater, a Mexican immigrant living on the edge of survival in an American city and more.
    Crime: The Best and Latest in Crime Fiction

    Crime: The Best and Latest in Crime Fiction


    Mark Billingham’s “Rush of Blood” is a savage satire about good friends whose special bond originated in...

    Mark Billingham’s “Rush of Blood” is a savage satire about good friends whose special bond originated in murder.
    First, Emil Ferris Was Paralyzed. Then Her Book Got Lost at Sea.

    First, Emil Ferris Was Paralyzed. Then Her Book Got Lost at Sea.


    The artist Emil Ferris, who overcame West Nile virus on her way to writing and drawing her first graphic novel, “My Favorite Thing Is...

    Ms. Ferris, whom Art Spiegelman calls “one of the most important comics artists of our time,” has just published her first graphic novel.
    Fiction: Doctored Videos Disturb the Inhabitants of a Midwestern Town

    Fiction: Doctored Videos Disturb the Inhabitants of a Midwestern Town


    “Universal Harvester,” a new novel by the Mountain Goats frontman John Darnielle, subverts a horror movie premise to explore the landscape of...

    “Universal Harvester,” a new novel by the Mountain Goats frontman John Darnielle, subverts a horror movie premise to explore the landscape of grief.
    Ties: Trespassing in Christina’s World

    Ties: Trespassing in Christina’s World


    My dad’s philosophy was that you don’t need money or plans, only a willingness to be present in the moment and to go where inspiration takes...

    My dad’s philosophy was that you don’t need money or plans, only a willingness to be present in the moment and to go where inspiration takes you.
    10 New Books We Recommend This Week

    10 New Books We Recommend This Week


    Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York...

    Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
    A New Phase of ‘Goodnight Moon’?

    A New Phase of ‘Goodnight Moon’?


    “Good Day, Good Night,” a book by Margaret Wise Brown, will be published posthumously in October by...

    How a previously unpublished book by the children’s author Margaret Wise Brown is soon to make an appearance.
    Is This Really Marcel Proust in a Movie?

    Is This Really Marcel Proust in a Movie?


    Though many photos like this one exist of Marcel Proust, a professor believes he has found the only film footage of the French...

    A professor has discovered a silent black-and-white movie from 1904 that just might show the French author descending church steps at a wedding.
    Nonfiction: Her Spirit Guide: The Face Behind a Faith-Shaping Devotional

    Nonfiction: Her Spirit Guide: The Face Behind a Faith-Shaping Devotional


    In Macy Halford’s “My Utmost: A Devotional Memoir,” Halford’s love of Oswald Chambers’s classic evangelical text prompts a closer look at her own...

    In Macy Halford’s “My Utmost: A Devotional Memoir,” Halford’s love of Oswald Chambers’s classic evangelical text prompts a closer look at her own life.
    By the Book: George Saunders: By the Book

    By the Book: George Saunders: By the Book


    George...

    The author, most recently, of “Lincoln in the Bardo” on his favorite genre: “I love reading anything about gigantic animate blobs of molten iron who secretly long to be concert pianists.”
    Shunned by Vogue, Joan Juliet Buck Seeks Inner Peace

    Shunned by Vogue, Joan Juliet Buck Seeks Inner Peace


    Joan Juliet Buck in her office in the basement of a library in Rhinecliff, N.Y. The former editor of Vogue Paris has just written a memoir, “The Price of...

    The longtime fashion editor has written a memoir, wherein she examines her glamorous, Hollywood-tinged childhood and a checkered career at Condé Nast.